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Michigan State University says its chief academic officer has resigned after the school was fined $4.5 million in a federal investigation into how it handled sexual harassment and assault complaints.

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The Education Department is fining Michigan State University a record $4.5 million and demanding sweeping changes after determining that it failed to respond to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor at the school who also worked at USA Gymnastics.

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Michigan State University students, faculty and staff have noticed they've received more alerts than before about campus crimes. 

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The U.S. Department of Education will decide whether Michigan State University will face financial penalties for failing to report crimes on campus and warn students of possible dangers. 


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A U.S. Education report is blasting Michigan State University's handling of sexual assaults related to the investigation of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar and other campus crime.